English 10 (IGCSE)
5th March, 2014
Throughout history, books are very important in everyday life, they are a primary source of information which gives a historical or present insight into the period in which it was produced. Ralph Waldo Emerson once said: “Every burned book enlightens the world”. Emerson with the words play refers to the burning of any matter produces light, and light allows people to see more clearly. Thus the word ‘enLIGHTens’. Human read books to aim for the same purpose, to get enlighten and new perspective over the world. Nowadays, books can be published widely and it is important to choose the right book that is worth a read. In example, Life of Pi and The Turn of The Screw are the two amazing pieces of the art literature and they have tapped into my deepest thinking over the world. Life of Pi and The Turn of The Screw in similar reveal dangerous self-hallucination could emerge within loneliness and frustrated circumstance. Loneliness shows up in both of the books as a scary matter of life. Loneliness is a complex and usually unhappy emotion responds to the isolation from society or a lack of friendship. In the two stories, characters such as Pi and the governess are isolated from a world of joyfulness and consider each circumstance; their loneliness was beyond the bearable capability of a human being. Yet human could never understand fully the side effect or in detail, the very limitation of a person’s loneliness, these two novels evoke serious thinking of how it looks like to be isolated and the truth behind their everyday action. Piscine while telling his first story revealed a fact in which he was the only survival of the boat-sink incident. Beside him is Richard Parker, who was portrayed to be real carnivores, unlike many other novels with animals talk and act like human. It describes perfectly how isolated he was and aside from the task of surviving, being able to keep up with this isolation gave him whole lot...
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